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Village approves $117k in road improvements

Council votes to enforce blight ordinance on village president

The Village of Roscommon will see $117,283.36 in road improvements this summer as the council approved various projects to be completed by the Roscom­mon County Road Commission.  More...

Denton approves purchase of additional park property

Denton Township officials June 7 agreed to seek an addition to its parks system.  A committee consisting of Trustee Dick Pedersen, Trustee Paula Fuller and at-large member Lou Buccilli recom­mended the township offer to purchase property adjacen More...

A.R.K. receives USFWS award, to hold open house Saturday

The wildlife rehabilitators who volunteer their time at the Associa­tion to Rescue Kritters (A.R.K.) in Backus Township were surprised June 6 by the presentation of an award for their work with migratory birds by the U.S. More...

Special Sections

News

Driver tip leads to arrest on I-75

A downstate man was arrested June 11 by Roscommon County Sheriff’s deputies after a caller reported to Central Dispatch he was weaving through north­bound traffic on I-75.  More...

Roscommon man dies in home ORV accident

An 81-year-old Roscommon man died June 6 after he crashed his ORV into a garage at approximately 10:42 a.m. Ar­thur King died on the scene of the ac­cident, which was a result of the throttle being stuck on “full.”  More...

GUARDING A DOWNED POWER LINE

Second Lt. Brad Rodgers of the Gerrish Township Fire Department stands guard over a downed power line as it singed grass and a fence near 3720 West Higgins Lake Dr. Monday morning.  More...

Editorial

Use caution at country’s birthday bash

Well, we are getting close! The sun is getting hotter and we are fast approaching that unique American experience of celebrating our independence. More...

Trump’s use of Twitter puts him in Constitutional hot water

Inside the First Amendment

Twitter was an invaluable tool for candidate Donald Trump, allowing him to bypass traditional media channels and connect with a passionate base of followers. More...

MSUE offers‘Powerful Tools for Caregivers’

Many families have chosen to take care of their loved ones as they recuperate from an illness. For the ill, whether a child or an elderly person, to be around family is very positive and healthy. More...

Religion & Family

Presbyterian Kirk of the Lakes annual bake sale Saturday

The Parish Life and Women’s Group at Presbyterian Kirk of the Lakes (USA) will host their annual bake sale Saturday.  More...

Yard sale June 23, 24 at Messiah Lutheran

Messiah Lutheran Church, 1470 West Maplehurst, Roscommon, will hold its annual yard sale June 23 from 3 to 6 p.m. and June 24 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church.  There will be many “treasures” for sale. The public may attend. More...

Akin’s piano students receive honors for spring auditions

Eleven piano students of Sandra J. Akin’s music studio, Prudenville, par­ticipated in the National Piano Playing Auditions June 6 at St. John Lutheran Church, Houghton Lake.  More...

Happenings

Fishing fun at Michigan’s Other Great Lakes

1.7-OUNCE MONSTER Five-year-old Stevie Bednarik looks on as St. Helen Lake Association President John Bawol weighs the 1.7-ounce bluegill she caught at Lake St. Helen during Free Fishing Weekend. More...

MSP celebrates 100

MSP FAMILY The Houghton Lake Michigan State Police Post hosted a retiree breakfast and open house June 8 to mark 100 years of the MSP. More...

Forest archaeologist to speak at RAHS meeting

The Roscommon Area Historical Society will host James Renn, forest archaeologist from the Huron-Manistee National Forest, June 20.  More...

Bluegill Fest comes early this year, starts today

No need to wait until July for St. Hel­en’s 68th Annual Bluegill Festival, as the event is being held a month earlier this summer and kicks off today (Thursday) with several events designed to bring the community together.  More...

Higgins Lake backdrop for Saturday’s Sunrise Run

The eighth annual Sunrise Run, spon­sored by the Roscommon Rotary Club, will hit the state parks and roadways around Higgins Lake this Saturday, with a variety of races to suit runners and walkers of all ages and experience lev­els.  More...

PRESSURE ON THE LAKE

Educator and naturalist Tom Dale taught Roscommon Middle School students about the stages of history Hig­gins Lake has gone through during Lake Saver Day June 9 at the Ralph A. MacMullan Center, Higgins Lake. More...

HLCS reviews extra expenses as it preps for upcoming budget

As the end of the fiscal year approaches, the Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education Monday heard a re­view of expenses from Finance Director Camie Hansen.  Hansen said a total of $1,015,832 in additional expenditures was approved by More...

SURPRISE AWARD!

The Association to Rescue Kritters (A.R.K.) wildlife rehabilitation facility in Backus Township was surprised with an award from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service June 6. Pictured (left to right) are A.R.K. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jane (Early) Parfitt - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-08

Court News

34th Circuit Court

Judge Robert W. Bennett presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, May 23:  Paul H. More...

82nd District Court

The following were recently ar­raigned in 82nd District Court:  Christopher D. Baker, 36, Roscom­mon, demanded preliminary exami­nation within 21 days on a charge of possession of marijuana/synthetic equiv­alents. More...

Sports

Decker takes fifth at State Golf Finals

A fifth place medal was Hough­ton Lake junior Brock Decker’s goal as he went to compete in his third straight Division 3 State Golf Final at Katke Golf Course in Big Rapids June 9 and 10.  Out of the 108 golfers in the tour­nament, he reac More...

Bucks edged by Gladstone at baseball Regional, 1-0

The Roscommon varsity baseball team lost a nail-biter to Gladstone in a first-round Regional game at Boyne City June 10. The Bucks were edged 1-0.  More...

Several Bucks named to All Conference, All District teams

Several members of the Roscommon varsity baseball team were honored by the Jack Pine Conference, as well as on the District Tournament level for their play this season.  More...

Letters to the Editor

‘Flush with cash’?

My first thought when I read “Richfield posts public safety director position” (Resorter, June 8), was wow – that is fantastic. The township must be flush with cash! More...

Outdoors

Comments sought on revised ORV rules on state forest roads

The Michigan Department of Natu­ral Resources is seeking public input on a proposal to open thousands of miles of state forest roads to off-road vehicles in the northern Lower Peninsula. More...

Sweat Shaker race June 24

Mid Michigan Community College (MMCC) will host its eighth annual Sweat Shaker mountain bike race June 24 on its Harrison campus.  The race features divisions for every ability level. More...

LIMIT PLUS

Harvey Winkler (left) of Houghton Lake and Ted Lockwood of Midland caught a two-man limit of crappie along with two keeper walleye and a jumbo perch May 27. They caught the fish on jigs tipped with fatheads and worms. More...

Education

HLMS Field Day

CROSSING THE LINE Sixth grader Corey Kryk leads a team in a match of tug-of-war dur­ing field day. More...

RES Safety Day

PUPPY LOVE (Right) Sam the search and res­cue dog gets all the attention he can from Roscommon Elementary School students during Safety Day June 7. More...

GOODBYE COLLINS

(Right, above) Third graders in Alex Goricki’s class enjoy frozen treats before heading out into the hallways for the third grade walk- through at Collins Elementary June 9, the last day of the More...

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